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EU Presidency HSS Conference: Innovation, Reflection and Inclusion

Monday, 4 July, 2016

The Role and Contribution of the Humanities and Social Sciences

7th May 2013

This conference sought to strengthen the profile and advance the research agenda of the Humanities and qualitative Social Sciences within the framework of Horizon 2020. Ireland’s presidency of the European Union provides an ideal platform to promote this section of the EU’s flagship research and innovation document, with particular reference to the delineated thematic challenge of ‘Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’. The central objective of this event was to give prominence to previously neglected aspects of the Humanities and Social Sciences as the means of identifying 'alternative competences' and demonstrating their central value with regard to cultural, social and economic innovation in both the European and global contexts.

Organising Committee:

Dr Michael J. Geary, Woodrow Wilson International Scholar, Washington, D.C / Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, University College Dublin 

Dr John O’Brennan, Director, Centre for the Study of Wider Europe, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Images from the conference

can be accessed at (opens in a new window)https://secure.flickr.com/photos/97340009@N05/

Recordings of the contributions to this conference may be accessed below:

This podcast series may also be accessed on iTunes at (opens in a new window)https://itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/https:/itunes.apple.com/ie/podcast/role-contribution-humanities/id650868885

Recordings of these contributions may also be viewed on Youtube at (opens in a new window)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ryjB1RFrxzM&list=PLtlNNPNOafm_aPM_ZRrQSvQXkd5eB03u_

The conference was organized in association with Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, and was supported by the Department of the Taoiseach, the College of Arts and Celtic Studies at University College Dublin, the Irish Ambassador to Lithuania, and the Royal Irish Academy.

Monday, 4 July, 2016